ICTV Report

Subfamily: Firstpapillomavirinae

Genus: Dyoepsilonpapillomavirus


Distinguishing features

Members of this genus are associated with the healthy skin of yellow-necked spurfowl or yellow-necked francolin (Pternistis leucoscepus) living in Africa, a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. The E6 protein contains a single zinc-binding domain. The genome also encodes for a unique E9 protein (Van Doorslaer et al., 2017b). 


See discussion under family description

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description


See discussion under family description

Species demarcation criteria

Putative novel papillomavirus genome with complete genome sequence data available and that is <70% related to papillomaviruses within the genus.